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Libbey Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  1. "Machine Production Teamleader/Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Machine Production Teamleader/Specialist in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Machine Production Teamleader/Specialist in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Libbey full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employed for 30+years, good pay, medical benifits, 401k with company match, company retirement. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Hot work environment. Rotating work can be difficult for some people.

    Advice to Management

    Good leadership practices. Current operation uninterrupted for 44 years from 1973-2017 with continued investments in technology in US


  2. "maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Libbey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of room to move up

    Cons

    very hot working there always

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Libbey full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, onsite cafeteria.

    Cons

    Unorganized vision and Leadership. No CI program.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lower level employees to improve company & culture.


  4. "Libbey Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Libbey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good People that all have been there a very long time.

    Cons

    Stuck in antiquated methods and technologies


  5. "Why is swing shift still a thing?"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Libbey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay starts out pretty good, benefits (at the time), easy work.

    Cons

    Swing shift, seniority takes forever to achieve, management.


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    "Customer Relations Associate"

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    Former Employee - Customer Relations Associate in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Associate in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Libbey full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job. Thats about it.
    They often set out free glass for you to take.

    Cons

    The job is absolutely terrible. It is extremely stressful and you are paid very little.
    They don't train you as well as they should. You WILL just be thrown in.
    The office is dead silent and most people just sit with headphones in. If you are a social butterfly this is not the job for you.
    You could be a temp for more than a year before they hire you in IF they hire you in.

    Advice to Management

    The management team needs to be completely wiped clean. Two of the managers have absolutely no clue what the job the CRR CRA entails. They are also very deceptive in the interview and when you first start. They tell you "it's ok to make mistakes," "if you it takes you 6 months to learn the job its fine" that is not the case at all because you will be fired for making mistakes. They will keep telling you you are doing fine when clearly you are not.


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    "Disappointing, wouldn't choose to work here again"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Libbey full-time

    Pros

    Generous vacation, some strong leaders, moving into cutting edge technology (although cloud ERP may be bleeding edge technology)

    Cons

    Negative politics, chases and heavily invests in shiny ideas without clear or measurable objectives and lacks follow-through to reach ROI, doesn't trust employees (both new and old hires), terrible annual raises for above average performers, little opportunity for advancement for high performers.

    Advice to Management

    Award top performers, not "top talkers".
    Decrease infighting, negative politics and personal agendas that undermine the mission of the business. Tactics frequently include distortion and filtering of information, finger pointing, and reprisals. Ask for, and use, facts not just "gut" hopes and hearsay, to make decisions.
    Remember that consultants will tell you what you want to hear and their biggest objective is to make money for themselves. Utilize your internal resources more for planning and strategy.
    Fill key vacant leadership positions with experienced / proven and knowledgeable candidates (it costs Libbey far more to have someone inexperienced, or without relevant experience in 15+ years) and check their credentials! Current leadership does not have all of the functional knowledge and is making some naïve decisions because they don't have real experts advising them in key areas.
    Have managers focus more on developing and empowering their employees rather than treating their frontline experts like dumb tools. You have many extremely talented people that know their area better than their boss does. Leverage it!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Toledo Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Libbey full-time

    Pros

    Rich heritage and history, pride in employee output

    Cons

    Micro-managing senior leadership and dated IT systems


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Problems outweigh benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Libbey full-time

    Pros

    Good fringe benefits, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Leadership is living in a bubble. Talk about driving a Passion for Winning yet fail to encourage behaviors that lead to success. Ignore differing perspectives from qualified people.

    Advice to Management

    You already have talented people. Listen to them! It's 2016, the old way of doing business is obsolete and will lead to more problems (i.e. Toledo strike).


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Negative Experience"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Libbey full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits with nice vacation time (except, depending upon your manager, some don't really want you to use it). Clean and modern office space. Some friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Constantly restructuring leadership and upper level management. Has an extremely high turnover rate which is widely known around the Toledo community, and is not a good thing under any circumstance. Horrible communication across departments.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees that you have a chance to prove themselves and in turn, yourselves a chance to lower your turnover rate. The fact that well-known and respected companies across the NW Ohio region are aware and discussing Libbey's TO rate could potentially be hurting the business. Also, increase positive communication across all departments and locations.


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